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How to Survive the Coming Crisis (1 Peter 5:1-14) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

30 Jul How to Survive the Coming Crisis (1 Peter 5:1-14) Sermon Notes Posted at 14:12h in Blog, Sermon Notes by Mollie H Jesus trained Peter to be a leader for 3 years Jesus told Peter He was praying because Satan would attack, he would fail, yet be restored. Peter said he was ready to... Read more

Pray for the Best, Prepare for the Worst (1 Peter 4:12-19) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

24 Jul Pray for the Best, Prepare for the Worst (1 Peter 4:12-19) Sermon Notes Beloved (8X 1-2 Ptr) = prized/valued in a loving relationship (e.g. parent-child) Jesus – 2 Peter 1:17 This is mybelovedSon, with whom I am well pleased, Jesus life did not look like He was beloved 1. Fiery trial constantly under... Read more

My Real Name – Encouragement Café – July 24

My Real Name By Dawn Mast Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. Since you are precious and honored in my sight and because I love you Isaiah 43:1,4It was only a few words, but hearing them really hurt. "Skinny legs! Skinny legs!" I knew the words... Read more

Why Losing a Loved One Doesnt Feel Real

I was awakened Sunday by a telephone call from a friend telling me news I never expected to hear: that my friend and former student had been killed, run over by an 18-wheeler while helping stranded motorists beside a highway. Before grief hit incredulity. I kept saying What? And in the hours since, I cry... Read more

Suffering Leads to Sinning or Serving (1 Peter 4:1-11) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

16 Jul Suffering Leads to Sinning or Serving (1 Peter 4:1-11) Sermon Notes When Jesus told us to pick up our cross and follow Him He was saying: Christ suffered Christians will suffer My journal 14 Kinds of Suffering in the Bible Adamic Suffering general not specific and root of all suffering Demonic Suffering attack... Read more

A Boy Who Saved His Sister From an Attacking Dog Will Get a Real Captain America Shield From Chris Evans | RELEVANT Magazine

Bridger Walker has been in the news a lot lately. The 6-year-old boy has made global headlines for the courage he showed and the injuries he sustained defending his 4-year-old sister from an attacking dog. It took two hours of surgery and 90 stitches, but Bridger is on the mend. His family told reporters... Read more

Climbing Mount Everest Was Just a Warmup for the Real Challenge: Marriage | RELEVANT Magazine

The first year of marriage is different for everyone. Some couples experience financial stress, others go through communication hurdles and still others encounter unexpected difficulties with careers, health or family. Some couples struggle with what’s next, while others know exactly what the plan is. But for Harold and Rachel Earls, authors of “A Higher... Read more

A Real Chance at Happily Ever After – Encouragement Café – July 15

A Real Chance at Happily Ever After by Stephanie DavisHe has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?  Micah 6:8 RSVAs a mother of two precious little ladies, my home is filled with all... Read more

Post-Christianity Is an Opportunity for Real Christianity

We live in a post-Christian age.” This refrain is often heard when discussing the present-day conditions of the church in the West. Post-Christian culture, post-Christian society, post-Christian ethics, post-Christian valuesthese are all rubrics under which worried discussions take place when evaluating our contemporary moment. To help us navigate through post-Christianity, Gene Veiths new book, Post-Christian:... Read more

Living for Heaven in a World Gone to Hell (1 Peter 3:8-22) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

We live in a geographic desert. This time of year, climate pushes people to find oasis. We also live in a cultural desert. People are also seeking an oasis. Jesus Church should be that oasis to refresh & renew people. Roman Empire – #1 superpower self-destructing w/infighting, division, & selfishness Christians were a minority group... Read more

Honor in a Real Marriage (1 Peter 3:1-7) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

04 Jul Honor in a Real Marriage (1 Peter 3:1-7) Sermon Notes 1988 1st date (age 17). 1992 married (age 21). 1996 planted church (age 25) Today faithfully married 28 years in August, Sept/Oct turn 50, 5 kids Real Marriage book tour & media (Barbara Walters, Dr. Drew, Piers Morgan, Fox Friends) Marriage Today/XO Real... Read more

Vintage Jesus Lecture Notes | Real Faith

16 Jun Vintage Jesus Lecture Notes Posted at 17:35h in Blog by Mark Driscoll WEEK #1 NOTES: HOW DID PEOPLE KNOW JESUS WAS COMING? WEEK #2 NOTES: IS JESUS THE ONE TRUE GOD? WEEK #3 NOTES: HOW HUMAN WAS JESUS? WEEK #4 NOTES: WHAT WAS THE SECRET TO JESUS’ SUCCESS? WEEK #5 NOTES: WAS JESUS’... Read more

You Can Be Healthy in a Sick World!:1 Peter 1:23-2:12 (Fathers Day) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

18 Jun You Can Be Healthy in a Sick World!:1 Peter 1:23-2:12 (Fathers Day) Sermon Notes Nutrition & my experience Pastor Jimmy show me your diet Ill predict illness Scripture Makes You Healthy 1 Peter 1:23-2:3 you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of... Read more

Jesus, Authority, Justice, and Slavery (1 Peter 2:13-25) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

28 Jun Jesus, Authority, Justice, and Slavery (1 Peter 2:13-25) Sermon Notes Our Perfect God Works Through Imperfect Authority 1 Peter 2:13Be subject for the Lords sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, 14or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise... Read more

Trope Alert: The Real Virus Is Sin – Christ and Pop Culture

If your social media feeds have been anything like mine since early March, they have been crowded with posts such as the one below: The Facebook equivalent of a Chick tract, images like these could easily be dismissed as rhetorically clueless. (Who, among the posters presumably Christian connections, is the audience? How likely is somebody,... Read more

Announcing the Real Marriage Podcast! | Pastor Mark Driscoll

Howdy! Mark and Grace Driscoll here welcoming you to our new XO podcast called Real Marriage. We are big fans of Marriage Today, have Jimmy Evans as a founding overseer at the church we planted, and always like to see Dave and Ashley when we are in Dallas. We are honored to be invited onto... Read more

J.K. Rowling Blasted by LGBT Group for Saying Biological Sex “Is Real”

J.K. Rowling Blasted by LGBT Group for Saying Biological Sex "Is Real" Author J.K. Rowling sparked a social media debate about transgenderism over the weekend for arguing that biological sex isnt a social construct, and for implying that transgender logic is harming womens rights.The controversy began when Rowling, the author of the Harry... Read more

Real Men: Jesus Offers a Third Way for All Races | Pastor Mark Driscoll

03 Jun Real Men: Jesus Offers a Third Way for All Races Posted at 14:00h in Blog by Mark Driscoll George Floyd. God saved, changed his life, served in urban ministry leading young men to Christ, helping baptized, and helped plant a church, talked about Jesus and nonviolence a lot, possibly passed a fake bill... Read more

The Real Work-Life Balance – Encouragement for Today – May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020The Real Work-Life BalanceARLENE PELLICANELee en espaolFools fold their hands and ruin themselves. Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind. Ecclesiastes 4:5-6 (NIV)I knew what I had to do. I needed to sit down at my computer and get to work. But I didnt feel... Read more

Friar Richard Rohr on Why Real Faith Requires Surrendering the ‘Idol of Certainty’ | RELEVANT Magazine

You could be forgiven for thinking Friar Richard Rohr was one of those pop theologians who show up every few years to shake up the conference speaker circuit with some hastily rebranded Christian theology that, once you look close, isn’t all that different than what anyone else is saying. But you’d be wrong. As... Read more

10 Real Fears Surrounding COVID-19 and How God Answers Them All

Two months ago, life was rolling along pretty much as it had for our entire lifetimes. Oh, there had been ups and downs, but nothing we didn’t recover from.Then suddenly everything changed with the arrival of the COVID-19 virus. Almost overnight our lives tumbled into an abyss of chaos and fragility.Many fears and questions have... Read more